Patio Ideas and Designs

Creating an outdoor patio that is warm and inviting can be a great place to go unwind, and simply RELAX.

It’s hard to beat sitting in a relaxing chair enjoying a cool breeze and watching a beautiful sunset, or if you’re an early riser, enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the sun rise.

With a little imagination this is one part of your backyard that you can easily make stand out from all your friends and neighbors.

Most people think decorating this area means simply adding a table and chairs and a grill over in the corner.

BUT, there is sooo much more you can do…

 

Getting Started

patio, stone patio, patio furniture There are a number of different patio designs and patio ideas to take into consideration as you create your relaxation spot.

The first step in choosing how to build your outdoor space that will be warm and inviting is to start by drawing a plan of what you would like it to look like. Be sure to include all the surroundings and any plants or furniture you plan to use.


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Different Options

patio tile, deck tile, wood patio tile, wood deck tile Outdoor patio tile is a great way to create an inviting atmosphere. You can find these tiles in wood, slate, granite, and porcelain.

Wood decking is beautiful but does require routine maintenance to help them keep their beauty. Wood decks will need to be re-stained and sealed over time.

Beautiful stamped concrete designs are available these days, and are not as costly as you might think. There are even kits you can buy to DIY. As with all concrete – it’s strong, but it can crack over time.

Patio stones are great for outdoors. It is low maintenance, durable and a beautiful compliment to any home. However, depending on the amount of natural stone your job will require, or the intricacy of your design – it can become very expensive.

Pavers for patios have quickly become a favorite of DIY’rs for their ease of installation. With just a little know-how you can have a remodeled patio in no time. There are numerous patio paver designs that are sure to make your patio success.

 

Patio Structures

Patio canopies can be a fairly simple and cost effective means to transform your patio from bland to wow with out a lot of effort.

If you want a more permanent structure you can choose a patio enclosure and use your area all year round. You can decorate your new room with furniture and other outdoor decor and you’ll soon find you spend more time there than in your living room.

If you don’t want to fully enclose your patio you can always consider adding a patio roof. This will allow you protection from the elements, but still open to the breeze.

A simple way to transform your patio is with the use of patio blinds. This is typically an expensive change you can do yourself, and improve the functionality of your favorite outdoor area.

 

Extras

patio, stone patio, backyard patio, iron patio furniture To create your outdoor paradise your plans should also includes plants, patio furniture, and outdoor patio lighting. Creating a desirable outdoor space also means more than having some random furniture and a grill.

Create an outdoor living room with big, comfortable chairs, couches and tables. An outdoor fire will help bring it all together.

Bringing color into your new outdoor area is easy. Find your favorite plants, flowers, and herbs and plant them in beautiful pots.


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